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Definitions of alienate

  1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; - with from. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To estrange or turn away, as the affections; transfer to another, as property. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To transfer a right or title to another: to withdraw the affections: to misapply. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To make allen; estrange. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To transfer; sell. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. To transfer anything to another; to misapply; to withdraw love or affection from. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A stranger; an alien. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. ALIENATION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; - with from. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Withdrawn: estranged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for alienate

  1. But it was not worth the while of any American politician to alienate the Irish vote, and most Americans honestly thought, not without reason, that the policy of England in Ireland had been abominable. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  2. By all the standards of his time, he would be thought to be throwing away his life if he should take steps to alienate himself from the glittering, laughing, sympathetic friends who stood about him at court. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
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